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Learning MIT App Inventor: A Hands-On Guide to Building Your Own Android Apps by Mark Sherman, Derek Walter

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Why Android?

Android is not only the most popular operating system—it also is the most extendable. It is found on a wide variety of flagship devices from major handset makers, such as Samsung, HTC, LG, and Motorola. App Inventor is built to take advantage of the customization and flexibility that Android offers.

App Inventor is also a tool that is designed with those who have little to no programming experience in mind. Other platforms have a fairly high barrier of entry, but with App Inventor, you can more easily learn the essential skills for building an app with the world’s most popular mobile platform.

Although many apps you create are likely to be used for practice or to share with others (see Figure P.5), MIT App Inventor is capable of ...

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